Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Stampotique's Blog Hop Day 1 and New Stamp Release

As Per our Team Captain Kim:

We are so excited we've been bursting at the seams to share with you, our biggest stamp fans, the September new image release.  This time around we are going to be featuring one of our designers each day for four days leading up to our Grand Finale of the release of all the new stamps when they will be public on the Stampotique Originals store.

Today, I know for one, I am thrilled to feature one of our design team members who is so talented in every way.  She excels in the arts; not just stamping, but jewelry, ATC's, photography, scrapbook pages, and her miniature food and food jewelry is crazy cool!!

Welcome to group of new stamp artists R. Maria Sabina aka Lollyrot.  She has some adorable images and is sharing with us a card she created with her new image Zara Cupcake 7307.

Hop along with some of the design team today to see some of Maria's new images and come back and let us know what some of your favorites are.   Stick with us until the final reveal on Wednesday and one of you might be rewarded with some goodies.

You'll want to start off your hop over at Val's blog.

Stampotique Designer's Challenge

Thanks for stopping by to visit us today and you'll want to stop back by tomorrow for the 2nd artist we'll be featuring.  It's not a new one, but the artist is a fan favorite.

If you get a bit lost along the way you can always go back to  Stampotique Designer's Challenge
to see where you need to go. 


Here is my Creation with Maria's "Hung Out To Dry" 7302.N Stamp.
I so love this bunny and it is fitting for me right now. 
Just a bit of a rest is needed.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stampotique SDC63: Color Challenge Eggplant Hues

Hello There, Sarinda here and I will be hosting this go around at Stampotique Designers Challenge. I use Design Seeds blog (((For all who love color))) I use them for inspiration all the time and wanted to share this with you. This is where it all starts for me, it’s in the color. Whether it in my journal, glass art or stamping I love to play with color.

When I chose this as my theme, I was not sure what I was going to make.  All I knew is that I loved the warm and cool hues together, something exciting for my eyes. I have always created jewelry and started out my art business that way and obviously to morphed into something very different. Regardless- I miss it and wanted to make something to wear to a gallery opening a few weeks back. So here we are.

I hope you find some fun in thinking outside the box with this challenge. Just play and see where it takes you. Wishing you a very creative day even if it is only in your minds eye. Be sure to head over to the Stampotique Designers Blog to see more of the DT creations, they are worth a look.

Please remember we are now doing weekly challenges so you will have until Tuesday, 9/4/12 to link up go to Stampotique Designers Blog an use Inlinkz to play along for your chance to win.  All winners from the challenges from the month will have a chance to win, we will randomly draw 2 winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

New Jewelry in Etsy Shop....

Hello Crafties....
I wanted to share a new creation that I have made for my Etsy Jewelry shop, Podds.
Desert Willow Necklace.

I started out 17 years ago with my business thinking that jewelry was the direction I needed to go. Well- then my glass art took off. Who knows how ones life can turn out.

Regardless of all of that. 
I still get a lot of folks interested in my jewels 
from way back and ask where can they find them. 
So- I have decided to reopen my Podds jewelery shop.

However- this will just have my glass sculpture.

Hope you are enjoying your day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Guest Designer/ Blogger at Two Peas

Happy Monday to you....
I just had to share the news.
GReaT news over the weekend that I will be a guest blogger with 
Stay tuned.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Little gift for a Friend....

This is a small gift that I am sending a friend for her birthday...

What I used:
I used My Mind's Eye paper from Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing"
cut out box from Silhouette.
Martha's Flower punch.
Prima Say it in Crystals for flower centers
Misc. Chipboard Flower 
ball chain and clasp

I made her a glass striped necklace. I can't wait for her to get it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Frida Bistro in Salt Lake City

Sneak peek! Ready to install at Frida Bistro next week. I will let you know when it is in so you can go to lunch or Din Din.
Left image is the sneak peek. 
Top right is how it all starts. Lots of powder glass and a very tiny funnel.
Bottom right.....? Well this is me for the last few weeks. It's hot in this thing. I love being a maker of beautiful things. 
I am Very Happy here and smiling.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Best Day Card

Here is another card that I made with My Mind's Eye: 
"The Sweetest Thing"Bundle by Jen Allyson.
I am loving the colors in these two bundles.
Yes- Even the pink and yellow. 
Loads of great embellishments and 
ideas to work with.

Wishing you the Best Day in creating.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stampotique SDC262: One Layer Card

Good Morning...... Crafties-!

Here is the latest challenge with Stampotique DT and our hostess Gez.
This technique is by Tim Holtz and is called Alcohol Agates. Using Glossy paper from Ranger and a Ink Blending tool, felt pad and Alcohol Inks: Stream, Lettuce,  metallic silver and Blending solution. Pouncing the ink onto the Glossy paper. Then stamping with Archival ink right on top of the Alcohol Agates technique. I went back in with Copic markers to highlight the  hair and tail of the mermaid and Octopet.
I used Stamps:

SDC262: One Layer Card

We are going from one extreme to the next and Gez is our hostess this week:

 One layer cards have always fascinated me, especially when masks etc are involved!
 I'm more of a many layers sort of crafter and find these an easier option!
So this week, we want to see your talents shine making a one layer only card!

Join us by linking directly to your creation below using inlinkz (At Stampotique Designer Blog) to be eligible for one of the $30 gift certificates for Stampotique stamps.  Two random winners will be chosen from all the participants in the August challenges.  You may use ANY stamps to participate.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 August Card

Here is the card I made with My Mind's Eye: 
"The Sweetest Thing"Bundle by Jen Allyson.

Sorry to be so quick about it.... Hope you are having a creative day.
Best and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 August Layout


Hope you all have been well and had an amazing weekend-!
I have not posted for a minute... due to having way too much fun in all my studio's.  And I have missed you-!!!

 I wanted to share a tutorial that I created for this easy and quick layout with My Mind's Eye: "The Sweetest Thing"Bundle by Jen Allyson.

No really.... easy it took me about 20 minutes.
You can find the tutorial below and to purchase the bundle go to

Side note- I have started to make jewelry again. I originally got started with my business doing just jewelry almost 14 years ago. And it has been about a year since I last played with my beads and wire. So you will be seeing more of that in the near future. If you want a sneak peek  here is the link to Podds Jewelry.
(I am still uploading images and what not to my store so it is slim pickin' right now.) 
Wishing you a creative week.

Snapshot Layout

By: Sarinda Jones

What you will need:

My Minds Eye Bundle
Dimensional tape
Paper cutter
Optional Date stamp

Step 1
Print photo 3”x3” Take the Polaroid Snap Shot sticker and place onto of your photo.

Step 2
Cut off edge of doily paper.

Step 3
Find the circle postage sicker “I Love you You are the best thing…” and “The Best Days….” Sticker. Add dimensional tape to the back of both stickers and your photo. I added two layers to the circle sicker.

Place “The Best Days…” sticker on top of the tape in the far left corner of page. 

Then place “Snap Shot Photo” about 3.25” from top of page and 2.25” from the right side of page. Add the “I Love U Circle sticker to the left of photo.

Step 4
Add three yellow dots to the left side of page under “The best days…” sticker. Then add another three dark pink dots to the bottom corner of the photo. Find the “Love” Sticker and place that just under the photo to the right. Then Date stamp in the upper left corner. Congratulations you are completed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Holiday Season in August ????

Oh Yes.... I just sent out the first 30 of 700 ornaments....
Oh My-! what have I done?

You can find these at
Wish me some art fairy Luck.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mini Journal.... Carpe Diem

Hi and Happy Saturday to you.

Here is another sample of my mini journal pages to remind me to Seize the Moment.

The Fortune says:
"If you wait too long for the perfect moment.
The perfect moment will pass you by."

So often I get my brain involved with decisions that should not be there. Most of the time it should be a knee jerk reaction, whether you jump in or stay out. There is also a mathematical formula for Seize the Moment... The Formula for the kth central moment of data. That is also added to the page.

Even if it is Seizing the moment is in the Hammock today, DO it.

Friday, August 10, 2012

CAS-uel Fridays: Square Cards

Stampotique is sponsoring this week CAS-uel Fridays Challenge with the theme Square Cards.
I love Squares....

On this card I used this stamp 
(((one of my all time favs)))
Whisker Monster with Sign.

If you join in with us you have a chance to win a $30 Stampotique Gift Certificate. 
I know there are still some stamps that I have to have. So many.

Watercolor card on Yupo Paper

I really enjoy color.... If you have not noticed by now. Smiles.

One of my most enjoyable apt applications is to just put watercolor down on a page and just play. See all the different color combinations. I have pages and pages of these. Yupo paper is so fun to work with as a watercolorists. Well- Some don't like it. But I love it. 

After laying down the colors I take a Pit pen and outline the most obvious lines in the painting. Then I cut it up.... This is a great way to get color inspirations. I also saw that Yupo is making a transparent sheet as well. I just ordered some so I will show you that as soon as I get my hands on it.

Happy Friday to you.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mini Journal.... Lurking-!

Happy Thursday to you....
Again, I have to say I love the mini journal pages.
As of late I have been having restless sleeping patterns. 
Just a lot of creative swirling in the brain.

Here I used Stampotique Originals Stamps....

The mermaid is...

 and octopus is...

Also there is a faint swirl pattern in the upper 3/4 of the page stamped in white. Done with

I first prepped my backgroundd with Gesso and added some texture by squishing that pages together then quickly opening them again. Try it sometime it is always different. Then I used acrylic paints and water for the background. Drawing in the sea plants with Pitt pens and colored with Copic markers. Stamped Smushallaum onto white paper and also colored with Copic markers, fussy cut out. Re-stamped her onto my page to add the detail the glued her on top of the stamped image. Same with Octopet. Added highlights to the page with geliroller pens and a stenciled image from Crafters Workshop.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stampotique Challenge SDC60....

Here is my creation for my new DT. I used these stamps
Word Collage (Keep in mind that I cut my stamp up) and

Here is the sketch layout below.....

SDC260: Sketch Challenge

Hi, it's Kim here and today is my turn to host our next challenge. Anyone that follows my blog knows that I'm a big fan of sketches. Even if you don't follow the EXACT sketch, it's a great jump start for your mojo and sketches are some of my favorite challenges to participate in.

This week I have created this sketch and we have lots of inspiration from the design team to share. Please remember we are now doing weekly challenges so you will have until Tuesday, 8/14 to link up below using Inlinkz and play along for your chance to win. All winners from the challenges from the month will have a chance to win, we will randomly draw 2 winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

Please remember we are now doing weekly challenges. Come and play!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Journaling in Miniature

 I love journaling in this smaller format. 
The comment is from my Son this weekend as well a tribute to Stand My Ground in regard to my artistic values and commitments. I feel they match pretty great.
Happy creating.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mini Mixed Media Journal

Mini Journal Cover.
Stamp used.... Birds and Bugs Cube

Mini Journal Detail

Mini Journal Pages 1 & 2
I have been thinking a lot about the left and right hemispheres of our brains. 
Some days the left side of my brain and "it's board of director"s stand in my way of creating. I was definitely feeling that way today. I feel much better now.

Stamp used.... Heads
 Mini Journal the start of Pages 3 & 4

Happy Monday to all you Crafties.....

I have been wanting to share some of my jounaling pages with you. Yet- still I feel kind of an open book..... Ha HA. 

At any rate here I saw an article in Art Jounaling (Front Page) of a DT Member friend with Stampotique.... Kate Crane. I have loved her bright pages for sometime now and to see her front and center warmed my cockles for her. 

The article is about Art Jounaling in Miniature. 
OH my this is huge answer for me. It has been my goal to do a full page a day. And I feel I have bitten off more than I can chew. But doing a Mini journal is a wonderful Idea... Plus I can easily take it anywhere. I ran down to the art store and purchased my favorite Moleskin mini books... the kind with the Kraft paper front and back. Then started taping and gessoing.

I will share more as I go... Thanks for checking in.
I love to hear your comments... so don't be shy.